[CT Birds] FW: RI Pelagic Sept. 6th

Alex Burdo aburdo10 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 15:39:05 EDT 2012


A tad ridiculous to make this trip on a weekday.....whatever happened to
work and school?

Alex Burdo
Fairfield

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM, <philiprusch at charter.net> wrote:

> I've been asked to forward this to CT BIRDS by Carlos Pedro from Rhode
> Island.
>
> Phil Rusch
> Chaplin, CT
>
>
>
>
> For the fourth year an overnight Pelagic trip has been scheduled to Block
> Canyon
> and the shelf edge south of RI. I have reserved September 6 th on the 'Lady
> Frances' out of Galilee, RI. The boat would depart on Thursday September
> 6th at 9 PM
> and return on the 7th at 9 PM.There are bunks onboard for 45 passengers
> but this
> trip will be limited to 40.The idea would be to sleep on the way and wake
> up at
> dawn 90 miles out on the shelf edge, bird until 3 PM and return to port.
> There is a full
> Galley and food and drink can be bought or you can bring your own. The
> cost of the trip
> if we can get 40 birders will be $175. This price includes a tip for the
> mates.
>
> This trip could present a great opportunity to possibly see some of the
> rarer
> visitors to RI waters such as Audubon's Shearwater, Bridled and Arctic
> Tern,
> South Polar Skua, Jaegers, White-faced and Leech's Storm-petrels and
> Band-rumped Storm-petrel. On previous trips we have had a Black-capped
> Petrel,
> Bridled Tern, Band-rumped Storm-petrel,Long-tailed Jaegers and many
> Audubon's
> Shearwaters. We continue to hope for White-faced Storm-petrel and this
> trip is scheduled to
> offer the greatest possibility.
>
> Please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible. Payment
> would be
> due in mid August. My e-mail is
>
>
>                    dcpedro at cox.net.
>
>
> Further info on the 'Lady Frances' can be obtained on the 'FRANCES FLEET'
> website.
>
> Carlos Pedro
>
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